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Elsie Ferguson (I) (1883–1961)

The great Broadway stage actress and silent film star Elsie Louise Ferguson was born on August 19, 1883 in New York City, the only child of prominent lawyer Hiram Benson Ferguson and his wife. Due to her father's wealth, hers was a privileged childhood, though she developed a penchant for socialism in her late thirties. Educated in Manhattan, Elsie... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1930 Scarlet Pages
Mary Bancroft
 1925 The Unknown Lover
Elaine Kent
 1922 Outcast
Miriam
 1921 Forever
Mimsi
 1921 Footlights
Lisa Parsinova / Lizzie Parsons
 1921 Sacred and Profane Love
Carlotta Peel
 1920 Lady Rose's Daughter
Julie le Breton / Lady Rose / Lady Maude
 1919 Counterfeit
Virginia Griswold
 1919 The Witness for the Defense
Stella Derrick
 1919 A Society Exile
Nora Shard, aka Christine
 1919 The Avalanche
Chichita / Madame Delano / Helene
 1919 The Marriage Price
Helen Tremaine
 1918 Under the Greenwood Tree
Mary Hamilton
 1918 The Spirit That Wins (Short)
Elsie
 1918 Heart of the Wilds
Jen Galbraith
 1918 The Danger Mark
Geraldine Seagrave
 1918 The Lie
Elinor Shale
 1918 The Song of Songs
Lily Kardos
 1918 Rose of the World
Rosamond English
 1917 The Rise of Jenny Cushing
Jenny Cushing
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Julie Bonbon. Romance. Written by Clara Lipman. Lew M. Fields Theatre (moved to The Lyric Theatre from 9 Apr 1906- close): 1 Jan 1906- 15 Apr 1906 (106 performances). Cast: Anthony Asher, Kitty Barry, Gaston Bell, Beatrice Bertrand, Ray Beveridge, Wyrley Birch [Broadway debut], William 'Stage' Boyd [Broadway debut], Meredith G.... See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

For a long time, I was unwilling to do film work...but I realized that the geniuses of the industry have placed the photo-play on a high plane, particularly within recent years, and in view of its opportunities I was glad to accept the offer of the [Paramount] Artcraft Pictures Corporation.... It is so different and not at all as I expected.... I am fortunate in being under Mr. Maurice Tourneur's... See more »

Trivia:

She had no surviving heirs. Her will left $1,000,000 to the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY, plus various sums to Bide-A-Wee, Orphans of the Storm, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and England's the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. See more »

Nickname:

"The Aristocrat of the Screen"

Star Sign:

Leo

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